Michael Steele, the Republican Party's gaffe-plagued national chairman, was scheduled to headline a luncheon in Minneapolis Wednesday hosted by the state GOP's Elephant Club.
The luncheon and reception at the Minneapolis Hilton has an admission fee, but appears to be mostly a recruiting tool for the Elephant Club. For $1,000 a year, contributors can become members ($500 for folks younger than 40).
The club is an offshoot of the state party that is, in its own words, "dedicated to turning Minnesota RED."
Gov. Mark Dayton, speaking to a mostly Republican audience at the annual Minnesota Business Partnership dinner, repeated his familiar attack on the House GOP, blaming them for a legislative impasse on transportation.
With Shannon Brooks healthy, Rodney Smith continuing his roll and Mitch Leidner moving better than he has in two years, the Gophers used a potent running attack to defeat Colorado State 31-24 on Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.